Lawmakers pitch idea of making PACER records free

A bill proposed by two members of Congress would remove fees to access online federal court records and make improvements to the PACER system.

Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) are proposing the idea of eliminating the $0.10 per-page free and making the system more user-friendly.

The proposal is being applauded by open records advocates.